Bailey: You know what I like most about the stars? You look at them, at all of them up there... and you just know there's gotta be something more than...
Bailey: There has to be
Tibby: Are you scared?
Bailey: Not of dying, really It's more that I'm afraid of time. And not having enough of it. Time to figure out who I'm supposed to be... to find my place in the world before I have to leave it. I'm afraid of what I'll miss.
This is abandon! Nothing less, nothing more! I hate you all.Tibby
It happened just how I always imagined it would. So why do I feel this way, Lena? How can something that's supposed to make you feel so complete end up leaving you so empty? I just wish so much I could talk to my mom. I need her. And that scares me.Bridget
Young Carmen: Lena, I don't think he's coming back this time.
Young Lena: It's gonna be OK, Carmen. I'll come over first thing tomorrow. And Tibby and Bridget, too. Just stay on the phone with me until you fall asleep.
Tibby: I thought you were excited about going to el campo de futbol.
Carmen: She sure was until she found out it was all girls!
[to Bailey] Look, you seem like a sweet kid... actually you seem like a real pain in the ass...Tibby
Bailey: You know, I read that when Bill Gates was younger, he ran a lemonade stand.
Tibby: No, you don't know that.
Bailey: Yeah I do, I read it in a magazine.
Tibby: No, where did you read that?
Bailey: ...In a magazine.
Carmen: Rule number 8, no double-cuffing the pants.
Tibby: Oh, good rule! That's so tacky... and you know what else is tacky? Tucking your shirt in when you're wearing a belt...
Lena: Ok, I do NOT do that any more, I did that ONE time.
Carmen: We have gathered here today to celebrate a magical gift that has been given to us...
Tibby: then why'd we have to pay for it?
Lena: [in her letter, after Kostas accuses her of being afraid to love him] He's right, Car. I am afraid. There's a part of me that wants to let him in but then I feel myself put this wall up and I don't understand why. Maybe that's what strikes me most about Kostas: that despite everything he's suffered he can still look at life in the most uncomplicated way. I've never known that kind of faith. It makes me so sad that people like Kostas and Bridget who have lost everything can still be open to love... while I, who have lost nothing, am not.
[after trying out a bridesmaid dress for the wedding] ... And you know what, Lydia? Just forget about the dress. We can tell everybody that Carmen's Puerto Rican. And it never occurred to you she might be built differently. Or that, unlike you and your daughter, she has an ass that the tailor didn't have enough bolts of material to cover, or better yet, just tell everyone there is no Carmen. Carmen doesn't exist!Carmen
Single-minded till the point of recklessness.Bridget